Unilever Ghana has appointed three persons – Mrs. Edith Dankwa, Merssrs. Edward Effah, and Philip Sowah – to the position of non-executive board members.
Their appointments take effect from November 1st 2016.
Mrs. Dankwa has built a solid reputation over the years in rendering consultancy services on marketing communications and has served as a market entry strategist for foreign businesses seeking to extend their operations to Africa.
She is also the Group Publisher and CEO of Business Times Africa Magazine (BT), Energy Today Magazine (ET), Africa’s leading source of credible and relevant business information, the Business& Financial Times (B&FT) newspaper, as well as BIA Conferences and Urban Press.
Edith Dankwa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management Studies from the University of Cape Coast, a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing – Ghana, a Post Graduate Certificate in Newspaper Management from Inwent International Institute of Journalism, Germany and an Executive MBA from the GIMPA Business School.
She is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Business Administration (International Business) from Walden University in the USA. Prior to her association with Business & Financial Times, she worked as a national service person with Citi Savings and Loans which was later acquired by Intercontinental Bank, which is now Access Bank.
Over the past decade, Edith Dankwa has effectively developed and transformed Ghana’s most successful business media house, Business & Financial Times Limited, into a formidable entity.
Under her visionary leadership, B&FT Limited has extended its product and service range to serve both local and international markets through the publishing of her company’s flagship product – Business & Financial Times Newspaper.
Mr. Edward Effah established The Fidelity Group in October 1998 and is currently the Group CEO and Board Chairman.
Mr. Edward Effah brought to Fidelity over 15 years of experience in senior executive positions in finance and treasury management. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He is also a member of the Institute of Directors (UK).
He has extensive experience in business strategy formulation, calculated risk taking, strategy execution, team building, mentoring, business innovation, finance, technology strategy, capital raising, investor relations, managing boards and effective communication with key stakeholders.
Mr. Philip Sowah, on his part, is a Management Consultant, with over 24 years’ senior management experience in telecommunications, general management, information technology, and management consulting with Big 4 and Fortune 500 companies across the US, Africa and the Middle East.
He is currently the Managing Director of Afriwave Telecom Ghana Limited. Prior to Afriwave, he was the Managing Director of Airtel Ghana for six years where he managed the aggressive growth of the company to become the 3rd largest mobile network operator (MNO) in terms of revenue.
He is a team player and an empowering leader under whose leadership Airtel won several awards, including Telecoms Company of the Year in 2010 and 2012 organized by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG).
He is also the recipient of three CEO of the Year awards, having picked two from the Mobile World Ghana Telecoms Awards in 2011 and 2013, and one from PWC’s Ghana’s Most Respected Company and CEO Awards in 2010.
Unilever welcomes the three new Non-Executive members of the board and thanks them for accepting their new role which will support the company’s vision and aspirations.
The company further wants to express its gratitude to outgoing Non-Executive members, Mr. Joseph Nee-Amahtey Hyde, Professor Franklin Manu, and Mr. Charles Cofie for their outstanding many years of service to the company.
Unilever also welcomes Joseph Z. Azuma who has replaced Moses B. Amao on the board as an Executive Director.